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New Regulations on Artificial Intelligence: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Leads the Way

Summary

In a groundbreaking move, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke from New York, along with Senators Ron Wyden from Oregon and Cory Booker from New Jersey, introduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act in 2019. This legislation aimed to ensure that companies assess the impact […]

New Regulations on Artificial Intelligence: Congresswoman Yvette Clarke Leads the Way

In a groundbreaking move, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke from New York, along with Senators Ron Wyden from Oregon and Cory Booker from New Jersey, introduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act in 2019. This legislation aimed to ensure that companies assess the impact and protect the privacy of autonomous tools making critical predictive decisions. Concerned about the role of machine learning algorithms, the lawmakers sought to prevent these systems from disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations.

Two years later, in 2021, Clarke unveiled the Deepfake Accountability Act, which required creators of deepfake videos to include digital watermarks and disclose their sources to avoid severe penalties.

Now, four years after the initial legislation, the same group of lawmakers has reintroduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act to address the broad systemic potentials of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly in decision-making regarding housing, employment, education, and other areas of significant influence. The new legislation also encompasses generative AI systems and grants Congress the authority to expand the jurisdiction and personnel of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for strict enforcement of the law.

Congresswoman Clarke, representing New York’s 9th district, has since introduced several other AI-related bills, including one that prohibits the use of facial recognition technology in public housing. Additionally, she recently proposed an updated version of the Deepfake Accountability Act and the Real Political Ads Act, promoting transparency in political content. Her actions have sparked global interest and should serve as a blueprint for other lawmakers seeking to establish frameworks for AI’s impact on the public, particularly those with limited means to address harmful consequences.

In a new episode of the TechTank podcast, co-host Nicol Turner Lee interviews Congresswoman Clarke about her past and current legislative initiatives, her vision for the future of AI regulation, and its impact on individuals from diverse backgrounds, especially those in Brooklyn, New York, predominantly of Caribbean origin. Congresswoman Clarke is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Committee on Homeland Security. Since joining Congress in 2007, she has become a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, where she co-founded their Immigration Task Force.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • What is the Algorithmic Accountability Act?
  • The Algorithmic Accountability Act is legislation introduced by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, along with Senators Ron Wyden and Cory Booker. It aims to ensure that companies assess the impact and protect the privacy of autonomous tools making critical predictive decisions.

  • What is the Deepfake Accountability Act?
  • The Deepfake Accountability Act is legislation introduced by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. It requires creators of deepfake videos to include digital watermarks and disclose their sources to avoid severe penalties.

  • What are the potential impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) on housing, employment, and education?
  • Artificial intelligence has the potential to significantly impact areas such as housing, employment, and education. The Algorithmic Accountability Act aims to regulate AI systems to ensure fairness and avoid disproportionate effects on vulnerable populations.

  • What other AI-related bills has Congresswoman Yvette Clarke introduced?
  • Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has introduced various AI-related bills, including ones that prohibit the use of facial recognition technology in public housing and promote transparency in political content.